In honor of the very last two performances of Stanton Welch's Cinderella at the Houston Ballet this weekend, I give you my ode to the fairy tale I grew up with. From the classic Disney movie my mother only permitted me to watch in español (Cenicienta anyone? Nope? Al-righty), to my tween days watching Whitney and Brandy spice it up (don't act like you didn't belt out, "Impossible! Things are happening eeee-veryyyy-day!" to yourself just now) - there's something about a childhood story dressed up in tutus that makes the little girl in me do a happy dance.
And while I personally identify with the step-sistas whose talons wouldn't fit into any dainty shoe, I can still appreciate the idea of being a patron of the arts in my own backyard (cross "get sophisticated" off of the weekend to-do list). Little known fact - Houston has America's fourth largest ballet company - so if the aromas of livestock at the Rodeo ain't your thing, go see something that's just as impressive.
Ballet Book Clutch - Olympia Le-Tan// Ballerina Dress - Rochas// Pink Velvet Heels - Steve Madden// Silver Tinsel Dress - Rejina Pyo// Light Blue Short Dress - Mestiza NY// Light Blue Top - Maje// Clear Shoes - Steve Madden// Black Tutu Dress - Cinq a Sept// Glass Slipper Heels - Jimmy Choo// Cinderella Book Clutch - Etsy// Long Light Blue Dress - Marchesa Notte// Glitter Flats - Aquazurra// Black Top - T by Alexander Wang// Tutu Skirt - Topshop// Pom Pom Heels - Aquazurra// Swan Lake Book Clutch - Olympia Le-Tan// Black Lace Dress - Sandro// Pearl Heels - Steve Madden